I personally don’t like to use watermarks on my photos. I find that it sorts of ruins the whole image as it steals the viewer’s focus away from the subject/s. But lately, I’ve been uploading tons of photos on my blogs and now I’m concerned about other people possibly downloading them for personal or worse, commercial use without my permission. I have no choice but to use watermarks.
I once shared my photos to a magazine contributor and was sad that the copies went out without proper credit. I don’t want to encourage people to do that to me again. I am not a professional photographer or a hobbyist thinking that my photos are ‘worth stealing’. But stealing is stealing and it is wrong, no matter how you look at it.
As I surfed the net last night, I eventually landed to this WordPress plugin page by Marekki. I immediately downloaded it and used it on my two blogs. I still have a lot of re-uploading to do because the auto-watermarking (sorry, I couldn’t think of a better term) will only kick-in once you upload the photo. Imagine not editing your photos to add your watermark or logo? Cool, huh.
Marekki did a great job in putting up a site solely for his WordPress plugin complete with detailed instructions and a screenshot. Here is his site.
My sample photo using the watermark plugin:
You can change the font, its position, opacity and you can even upload your own logo through the WordPress Admin panel. 🙂
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